Pocahontas County Bicentennial ~ 1821-2021

Q. What year were Hillsboro, Marlinton and Green Bank high schools consolidated into Pocahontas County High School. A. 1970 Q. Where was the highest Confederate campground in the Civil War located in Pocahontas County. A. Top of...

Pocahontas County Bicentennial ~ 1821-2021

Q. Name the counties which border Pocahontas. A. Randolph, Pendleton, Highland, Bath, Greenbrier and Webster. Q. Name the rivers which originate in Pocahontas County. A. Greenbrier, Cherry, Cranberry, Shavers Fork of Cheat, Tygart, Williams, Elk and Gauley. Historic...

Pocahontas County Bicentennial ~ 1821-2021

AN OLD MYSTERY The Pocahontas Times June 8, 1899 Continued... About 1890, Dick Knapp disappeared from his home near Edray, and it has always been believed that he was murdered, tho the failure to find the body has...

Pocahontas County Bicentennial ~ 1821-2021

Historical Sketches of Pocahontas County – 1901 By William T. Price Averill’s Retreat In December 1863, General Averill’s army suddenly appeared on the crest of the river ridge opposite Hillsboro, and covered the face of the country...

Pocahontas County Bicentennial ~ 1821-2021

Historical Sketches of Pocahontas County – 1901 By William T. Price Natural Features and Social Customs First court continued... The next business transacted at this historic term of the court appears to have been the organization of...

Pocahontas County Bicentennial ~ 1821-2021

An Old Mystery The Pocahontas Times October 5, 1899 One of the most extraordinary scenes ever witnessed in a courtroom took place at this court. Last spring, Enos R. Sharp testified that Scott Kelley or Scott Bowers...

Pocahontas County Bicentennial ~ 1821-2021

Q. Name the places in Pocahontas County where Robert E. Lee had temporary headquarters in 1861. A. Huntersville, Marlins Bottom, Linwood Q. What church was used as barracks by Union troops and a hospital by Confederates? A....

Pocahontas County Bicentennial ~ 1821-2021

HISTORY OF EDRAY COMMUNITY By S. B. Moore The Pocahontas Times November 4, 1926 Edray community is bounded on the west by Stony Creek range of mountains; on the north by Elk Mountain, to the top of Slippery...